Motorcyclist killed in Northumberland crash

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Northumberland.

At around 9.10am yesterday, police received a report of a two-vehicle collision on the A696 near Kirkwhelpington, involving a blue Ford S-Max car and a red Honda CBR motorcycle.

The male motorcyclist was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Specialist officers are currently supporting his family.

The male driver of the car was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His condition is described as stable.

Officers closed the road to allow emergency services to respond to the incident, but it reopened yesterday.

An investigation into the circumstances around the collision is ongoing and police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who saw the collision or the vehicles involved in the lead-up to the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 255 25/05/17.